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Rust's Flying Service

Address: 4525 Enstrom Circle, Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone Number: 907-243-1595
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Ranked #21 of 74 Activities in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains, bear viewing at remote lodges and national parks or fly in fishing. We've been flying people to Alaska's wilderness since 1963; located at Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

At 10 AM the four of us went on a floatplane overview trip (Anchorage flight seeing safari) of the Anchorage area. The aircraft was a single engine Beaver with easy space for six (another couple went along with us). Aircraft has a 5 hour fuel supply with a range of about 500 miles. The float plane field is located close... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very safe feeling from confident and knowledgable pilots. The Bear viewing at Redoubt Bay was sensational.

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Kansas City
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We called for a reservation on the morning of our flight and were able to get 2 seats on a glacier-viewing tour later that day. The reservation agent suggested that instead of purchasing the 30-minute tour, to instead spring for the next level up (1.5 hours). We're so glad we did - 30 minutes would have been a disappointment, but... More 

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Nambour, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I recently experienced one of Rust's flying expeditions and the result was well worth the effort. This company has modern aircraft and a great range of destinations. Our original destination was wiped out by weather but they rearranged their flight schedules and fitted us in to another area for viewing.

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Waconia, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We booked a flight with Rust's for 3 hours. Pilot was great and was in contact with other pilots and the base to optimize our flight. We actually let him decide our flight pattern and were glad we did. We were also lucky that the day was beautiful. Staff is very professional, picked us up at our hotel and returned... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We used Rust's flying service to go to see the bears. Our pilot was really nice and the flight was a lot of fun. When we got there we had a very full day of viewing bears from boats. They made us a great lunch of freshly caught salmon. It was a really great day. I have about 1300 images... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

this was a brilliant tour. the guides at the Lake were sensational. they were so informative and all they wanted was for the tourists to have a great time and see as many bears and cubs as much as possible. its a long day. the Rust flying crew were fantastic too. flying out in a seaplane and then onto a... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Due to flight cancellations leaving Anchorage, I was unexpectedly in Anchorage for a day with no plans. I contacted Rust’s and they had an opening for a scheduled glacier landing tour. They picked me up from the hotel and brought me and other guests to the Lake Hood Seaplane base for our departure. The plane fitted for ski landings (sorry,... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The experience for this day trip was certainly well worth the expense. To quote my daughter from our travel diary - " There once was a place called Katmai - where the rivers ran strong and the salmon jumped long - Here lived the brown bears who wandered the trails, who swam in the river and were watched closely by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My daughter and I signed up for the Mt McKinley and Glacier Landing 3 and 1/2 hour tour. It was pricey but we figured it was a once kind of thing. It turned out we could not go to Mt McKinley because of the weather on August 26th and they substitued for a 2 hour Anchorage tour with a glacier... More 

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